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that were charcoal gray and pink. i don't know whether that particular shade still exists, but it was popular in the 50's. >> here is a look at some of the important positions he held before the white house. as an allied commander during world war ii, after the war he served as the army chief of staff for the pentagon. he left the military and went to columbia university in new york, where he served as university president. it was around this time in the late 1940's and early 1950's, when they began to consider their retreat in gettysburg, pennsylvania. we are going to take you there, but first we are going to hear from mamie many years later about the farm and how important it was to the eisenhowers. >> i like having you on the porch with me where ike and i spent so many hours. the capital still appear on the field. >> on your screen is the formal living room at the eisenhower farm in gettysburg, pennsylvania. joining us is a park ranger. alice evans, how is it they came to gettysburg and why this property? >> gettysburg was a natural choice. they actually lived here befo
don't know more about that -- much about that. >> obviously, there has been a great deal said and written about how badly truman and eisenhower came to dislike each other and how cold they were. and, mamie and mrs. truman were good friends. they went to spanish classes. bess is a photograph of showing mamie around the white house and they look like two girlfriends. what somebodies political affiliation is, she could get along with them. that was the case. if their husbands were having problems, that did not affect them. >> was a decision was made, how wholeheartedly did she push once the decision was made, how wholeheartedly did she push herself? >> she threw herself into it and it turned out to be a watershed for presidential wives and for campaigning. boon toshe was a great the republican party. , like the fact that she connected with the women of america. on thearted asking for campaign train and a guinea whistlestop across the country. -- and they did a whistlestop across the country. mamie."ld say, "we want she would come out on the rear of the train. he would say, would
that eisenhower was perhaps a democrat. what was the tension between the trumans and eisenhower? >> i don't know. i am sure you know more about that. some information on how badly truman and eisenhower came to dislike each other. how did they feel, and how cold they were. mamie and bess truman were good friends. truman'st to mrs. spanish classes. there is a photograph of bess showing mamie around the white house. they look like two girlfriends canoodling in the corner. -- regardless of of somebody's a little affiliation, she could get along with them. that was the case even if their husbands were having problems. it did not affect how mamie and bess truman got along. >> how much did mimi reversal into the campaign -- mamie throw herself into the campaign humo -- campaign? >> i think she threw herself into it. it turns out to be a watershed for presidential wives and political campaigning. boon toshe was a great the republican party. they liked the fact that she connected with the women of america. her onstarted asking for the eisenhower campaign trail. they did political stuff across the country
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